Starlings are often seen as a problem at certain times of the year and in particular regions. They are highly adaptable, feed in flocks and can soon use up readily available sources of food. However, we should not forget the ecological benefits that they provide as an important form of pest control. For example, they limit the numbers of Crane Flies, Green Oak Leaf Rollers and Gypsy Moths.
We supply two well-proven types of nest box, both of which are just as likely to provide overnight shelter for Great Spotted, Middle Spotted and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers. When there are fewer Starlings, other species such as Pied Flycatchers and Nuthatches may breed in these boxes. Because of the relatively large entrance hole, the interior is well lit which encourages occupation. Ornithologists advise that a perch below the entrance hole is unnecessary because the Birds will happily use the roof of the box.
Nest Box 3SV
with integrated predator protection
The predator-proof “Starling Box”, in which the brood chamber has also been enlarged to 14 cm. With its protruding entrance hole this model provides very good protection against Cats and Martens. However, the view into the brood chamber is not obscured, and this is a major advantage when checking and cleaning the box. With its smaller diameter entrance hole the 3SV nest box has proved very effective for other species too. For example its large interior brood chamber and the shape of the floor make it very popular with Wrynecks (see description below).
Entrance hole: ∅ 45 mm, oval 32 x 45 mm and ∅ 34 mm.
Material: SCHWEGLER Wood-Concrete Nest Box. Hanger: steel, galvanised.
External dimensions: W 19 x H 28 x D 23 cm.
Interior nesting chamber: ∅ 14 cm.
Weight: approx. 4.8 kg.
Includes: Nest box, hanger and aluminium nail.
Entrance hole ∅ 45 mm
Specially for Starlings
It is also suitable for the species listed at the side. However, they will be ejected if there are Starlings in the vicinity.
Entrance hole ∅ 34 mm
Especially for Wrynecks
Other occupants: Coal, Blue, Marsh, Great and Crested Tits, Redstarts, Nuthatches, Collared and Pied Flycatchers, Tree and House Sparrows, Bats.
Entrance hole width 32 x 45 mm
Occupants: As for entrance hole width 34 mm; use of this larger entrance hole is recommended if it is hung up in less well lit areas such as hollows, thickets, etc.
Hanger, front panel and aluminum nail are supplied but can also be ordered as spare parts (see products/accessories).
Bestellnummer: see product description
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